Francis Barker (1646 - 1720) MP

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Birthplace: Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Death: Died in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Province of Massachuseetts
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About Francis Barker

Francis Barker born 1652 died 1771 married 5 Jan 1674 Hingham, MA by Captain Joshua Hobart to Mary Lincoln born 10 Feb 1647/8 bpt 23 April Hingham, MA died 1686 daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Langer) Lincoln. Mary Lincoln was granddaughter of Richard Langer of Hingham, MA.

"Francis was especially active in the civic affairs of the colony; in 1686 he was appointed to treat with Scituate, Mass. about the division of a tract of land in dispute with Duxbury, was a deputy to the General Court at Plymouth in 1686, 1694, 1701, 1703, was Selectman of Duxbury in 1685-96, was Constable in 1689, was commissioned an ensign 10-2-1689. He built and had gained sufficient wealth to rank as 'Gentleman.' Francis "was one of the Selectmen of Dux. 1685, and 1686, Capt. of a military company, etc. Later in life he removed to Pem. where in the conveyances of real est. he is called 'Gentleman.'

Francis lived in that part of Duxbury that is now Pembroke. It is claimed that he built and operated the first iron furnace in America in 1702 on Furnace Pond. Lieut. Francis Barker retired from active business in 1713 and gave his estate to his surviving children. To his daughter Ruth he gave a house in Pembroke.

Children of Francis and Mary: 2.1 Francis Barker born 9 Oct 1675 Higham, MA and died 29 Oct 1675 2.2 Joshua Barker born 16 Nov 1676 Duxbury, MA killed in the army 2.3 Elizabeth Barker born 31 Oct 1677 Duxbury, MA died 1711 married Jonathan Bryant 2.4 Josiah Barker born 16 Nov 1679 Duxbury, MA died 1718 2.5 Ruth Barker born ca 1680 died young 2.6 Francis Barker born 18 Oct 1681/2 Duxbury, MA died 1733 Pembroke, MA married 1710 Mary Jacobs born 1692 died 22 Nov 1775 Hingham, MA dau of Dea. David and Sarah (Cushing) Jacob


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Francis Barker's Timeline

Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Age 30
Pembroke, MA, USA
September 21, 1679
Age 33
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Age 43
Duxbury, Plymouth, MA
Age 74
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Province of Massachuseetts